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8 Best Destinations in Malaysia

Malaysia a South East Asian country with a a rich cultural heritage. Many flights from around the world arrive in that country every day. People with different travel styles can enjoy the beauty of the country based on their own preference. Do you love to take a walk around the city? You can spend your holiday sightseeing tour in Kuala Lumpur. If you love to enjoy  nature, you can dive in some famous water spots in Malaysia. Here are best destinations in Malaysia that you can add to your itinerary.


1. Central Market, Kuala Lumpur

If you loves to go shopping and  buy some souvenirs, and you’re curious about the local market, visiting Central Market is a must. Central Market, also known as Pasar Seni, is a market located in Kuala Lumpur. It sells handmade crafts, wooden carvings, souvenirs, clothes, ornaments, and street food. The stands are grouped based on the main ethnic races in Malaysia such as Malay, Indian, and Chinese. You can easily reach this place by bus, taxi, or train.


2. Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur

You aren’t visiting Malaysia if you aren’t visiting the Twin Towers. They’re famous buildings in Malaysia. The Petronas Twin Towers were designed by an American architect, César Pelli. It consists of 88 floors and has a double-decker bridge that connects the Twin Towers. You can also enjoy the beauty of the twin skyscrapers from a park near the buildings. Malaysia has convenient public transportation, especially in Kuala Lumpur. Same with Central Market, you can easily take a train, taxi, or bus to the Twin Towers.


3. George Town, Penang

Besides Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia also has another big city. The second big city after Kuala Lumpur is George Town, the capital city of Penang. Most of the Chinese population of Malaysia lives here. King George III, a king of Britain, was the inspiration behind the name of the city. Penang became an important trade center and it combined cultures from Asia and Europe. It mixes  historical buildings and modern  architecture. To reach this town, you can travel to the island by air, bus, or car.


4. A Famosa, Malacca

The next destination is A Famosa, one of the famous historical buildings in Malaysia. Located in Malacca, A Famosa is a fortress built in the early 1500s. The name of the fortress comes from Portuguese and it means “the famous.” Malacca not only offers the historical fortress, but also other interesting places such as the Stadthuys and Jonker Street. You can use bus or train from Kuala Lumpur to go there.


5. Langkawi Islands

People who travel to Malaysia and want to enjoy the tropical island must add Langkawi to their itinerary. These islands offer white sands, crystal-clear water, and amazing underwater life. What to do on those islands? It’s not only about swimming. You can do a lot of water activities such as snorkeling and canoeing. The only way to visit Langkawi is by ferry or air.


6. Perhentian Islands

Those islands are located in northeastern Malaysia. People can do scuba diving, snorkeling, and jungle trekking. Perhentian Island consists of two main islands. They are Besar (the bigger) and Kecil (the smaller). Many species of tropical fish live in the amazingly blue sea. To visit these islands you must use a boat service from Kuala Besut jetty.


7. Cameron Highlands, Pahang

Do you want to enjoy the fresh air and escape from the crowd of a big city? Try to visit Cameron Highlands. It’s located in Southwest Pahang. The temperature of this area is around 10o C – 20o C, and it is the coolest region of Malaysia. Cameron Highlands are famous for the hills, the trek down the trails, and the climate. For visiting this area, you can drive here by car. It’s about 3.000 km for Kuala Lumpur.


8. Taman Negara, Pahang

Enjoying the tropical country would not be complete without visiteing its tropical forest. In Pahang, there is a national park called Taman Negara and many species of endangered animals live there. This place is the perfect place for those who love forest and outdoor activities. To enjoy the nature journey, you can go to Taman Negara by car, bus/ van, boat, taxi, and train. Let’s pack your luggage and choose your own favorite destinations in Malaysia!



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Originally posted 2017-03-03 08:35:03.

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